Youth Week 4-12 May 2013
Keep an eye out for other Youth Week activities which are currently being planned.
What is the Youth Council?
The Youth Council was formed in 2000 as a result of a Youth Forum held by the Council. It provides a forum where the views of young people are heard, enables youth to work with Council staff and elected members to initiate and support programmes and acts as a consultative link between young people and the Council. They also participate in the planning of youth-focused and intergenerational events.
Who are the Youth Council?
Currently, the Youth Council has 13 members:
Sara Kircher (Chair) Maisie Fleming (Co-Vice)
William Lowe (Co-Vice) Ross Allott
Jas Andrada Lachie Davidson
Phoebe Ganda Marlize Keet
Laura Kell Kate Moses
Savanna Ornsby Samantha Quinton
The Youth Council is supported by Cr Robin Kilworth and Cr Jac Sparks.
Each year applications of interest are called for from people between the age of 15 and 24 to be part of the Youth Council. Mt Hutt College and Ashburton College are consulted with along with other education and community groups to seek new members from a variety of ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Youth Council’s Recent Activities:
· "Let's Be Honest" Youth Forum February 2013
· Attended the Cultural Diversity Forum 2011 and 2012
· Submission to Waste Management and Waste Minimisation Plan 2012
· Submission to Draft Long Term Plan 2012-22
· Organised and participated in Ministry of Youth Development led Leadership Workshop
· Hosted Rolleston Youth Action Group and undertook "Conversation Cafe" workshop
· Representatives attended the Canterbury Youth Forum with other Youth Councils/Youth Action Groups in Canterbury
· Volunteered at Children's Day 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
· Held an Earth Hour event 2011
· Attended the SADD conference 2011 in Dunedin
· Attended the Ashburton District Council website development working group as a youth representative
· Attended the Methven Strategic Plan workshop as a youth representative
· Participated in a workshop with the Office of the Children's Commissioner to provide information for their submission to the Green Paper on Vulnerable Children
· Set up a Facebook page (Ashburton Youth-Council)
· Wearable Arts Awards 2010, 2012
· "Shoot" 40 hour film challenge 2010
· Dance parties at Base Youth Centre 2010
2013 "Let's Be Honest" Youth Forum:
2012 Youth Wearable Arts Competition:
Shoot 40 hour film challenge -Youth Week 2010
The Youth Council undertook a 40 hour Film Challenge for Youth Week, followed by a red carpet premiere at the Regent Cinema.
Are you looking for after school or holiday work? Contact the agencies below to find out about student employment opportunities.
Personnal Placements Ltd
Tom Gundry Contracting
Work and Income
Employment opportunities include: Roguing, Harvesting, Shed Handing and the General Labour Pool.
Or search for us on Facebook - "Ashburton Youth-Council"